The coolest swing band on the road today, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy debuts at the Webb Center with their “Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party” concert on Thursday, November 29 at 7:30 pm.
The show features one-of-a-kind holiday originals such as “Zat You Santa Claus” and “Rock-A-Billy Christmas” and the band’s renditions of classics, including “Blue Christmas,” “Jingle Bells” and “We Three Kings.”
Next year marks the 20th Anniversary of the group’s remarkable arrival onto the music scene that launched the new swing era in the 1990′s. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s originals rocketed the group into stardom when “You & Me and the Bottle Makes Three (Tonight)” and “Go Daddy-O” were featured in the 1996 indie film landmark Swingers. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy hit pop music superstardom with their appearance in front of millions during the halftime show of the 1999 Super Bowl.
The group continued to forge a successful fusion of classic American sounds from jazz, swing, Dixieland and big-band music, building their own songbook of original dance tunes. Today, the high-energy nine-piece ensemble continues the party and takes things to the next level with their latest release, Rattle Them Bones.
The band, whose core lineup has been in place since 1995, includes Scotty Morris (lead vocals and guitar), Kurt Sodergren (drums and percussion), Dirk Shumaker (double bass and vocals), Andy Rowley (baritone saxophone and vocals), Glen “The Kid” Marhevka (trumpet), Karl Hunter (saxophones and clarinet) and Joshua Levy (piano and arranger.) Joining them on the road are Anthony Bonsera (lead trumpet) and Alex Henderson (trombone).
Don’t miss Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s special holiday concert as they cast a spell that teleports audiences on a rambunctious roller coaster ride filled with big horns, wild jungle-jazz rhythms and zoot suits. Tickets for the performance range from $35 – $55 for adults and are $5 for 18 and under. For seating availability, call the Webb Center Box Office at (928) 684-6624 or visit the BBVD event page here.